Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jaxon's First Birthday Party 1/28/12!

One week later, I am finally ready to blog about Jaxon's First Birthday party!

We got up on the morning of the party and gave Jaxon our gifts ahead of time. We did it because the party guests would be playing in his ball tent and his sand table as part of the party entertainment. We wrapped up a box of his balls and then took him downstairs to show him the whole tent. We did the same with some sand toys and his sand table.

Soon, Jaxon took a nap and we got everything all set up for the party.
I put so much time and effort into this party but it was so worth it! Since Jaxon loves giraffes, I decided to go with a giraffe theme. Since there isn't much on the market for giraffe-themed first birthday things, I did it all myself. I should own stock in Hobby Lobby!

Here are some pictures of the set-up:

A lady at school made Jaxon's beautiful and delicious cakes. They were amazing, and his smash cake was the cutest one I have ever seen!

Once he got up, it was party time! His guests started to arrive and everyone played, ate, and talked for about an hour.

Then it was time to open gifts! Cousin Sydni came prepared and was a true life-saver - she recorded all of Jaxon's gifts as he opened them! He opened about 5 and then he wanted to go play with the big boys so I did most of the rest (quickly)!

After presents it was CAKE TIME! Jaxon didn't make that big of a mess with his cake, but that's okay. It was less clean-up!

All 3 of us were so blessed with our family and friends that attended his party!

Mammaw and Pappaw

Grammy and Pop-Pop

Nana and Papa

Granny and Grandaddy

All of his grandparents

Aunt Lindsay

Mama and Dada kissing our boy

The party continued outside while Jaxon spent over an hour playing in his sand table! Then later he played with all of his toys inside. His car was definitely a hit - Thanks, Granny and Grandaddy! Another hit was the wagon - we took him for a walk on Sunday and he loved it - Thanks Grammy, Pop-Pop, Aunt Cari, Uncle Jarred, and Sydni!

Jaxon's party was a huge success! We had about 30 adults and 10 children in attendance and it went so smoothly!

I could not have done it without the help of my parents. They came early and kept Jaxon at home on Friday. During the day they chopped cheese blocks and strawberries. Then on the morning of the party they helped me to decorate. My mom served the cake and my dad did basically all of the clean-up himself.

With the beautiful weather, our amazing families and friends, and most of all, our precious little one-year-old, it was a day that we will never forget!

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